The Hungarian National Ballet, the 136-year-old official ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera, announces an online audition upon invitation for soloists and corps de ballet with contracts starting from 15 July 2020 or 1 October for soloists, and 15 July 2020 for corps de ballet (depending on the applicants’ work visa requirements). Applications by classically trained, professional male and female ballet dancers are welcome. Outstanding technique and qualities are a must.
Beginning with 1 July, guided tours are available again at the Opera House. English language tours take place daily at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Tours in Hungarian are offered at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Dear Visitors and Customers,
The management of the Hungarian State Opera would like to express their gratitude (also on behalf of the sales team) for the patience and understanding shown by their customers in the past weeks and without whom the institute would have no future. The artists and employees of the Opera are determined to do their best to reward all the love and trust once the epidemic is over.
Born in 1991, Bálint Szilágyi pursued German studies in Vienna and Hungarian in Budapest. Since 2012, he has been a student in the directing department of the University of Theatre and Film Arts, in the puppetry directing course headed by Kata Csató and Tibor Csizmadia. His production Do Fish Sleep?, premiered on the Ódry State in 2015, won a special prie as the RS9 Off Theatre Festival, as well as the award for best production at the MOST Festival in Tatabánya. It was also at the Ódry Stage where he premiered his production of Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (2016), and he also mounted his Rosalie Goes Off to Die at the Studio K Theatre in the same year. Previously, he had worked as assistant director on the production of Das goldene Vlies (2015) at Munich's Residenztheater. He made his Hungarian State Opera debut in the autumn of 2015, presenting Donizetti's I pazzi per progetto on the Sphinx Terrace of the Opera House.